Boulder, Colorado is a national hub for space science and atmospheric research.

Centers like NOAA, NCAR and SwRI generate space weather and meteorological forecasts that are invaluable to scientific, military and civilian operations across the country. Concurrently, institutions like LASP design instruments and space programs that deepen our understanding of our universe. The research conducted by these institutions strongly influences the direction and investigations of the Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences Department.

See below for key local public research institutions and their CU Boulder collaborations: